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Protesters opposed to Amazon’s  New York campus on the steps of city hall in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Amazon is pulling out of its plan to build a second headquarters in New York following widespread local resistance to the project. The decision is a (...)

Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar speaks at a press conference on deportation at Capitol Hill in Washington, last week. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Ilhan Omar, the recently-elected Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, was forced to issue a public apology on Monday after senior members of her o(...)

Virginia governor elect Ralph Northam (centre) celebrates with state Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (left) and attorney general Mark Herring at his election night rally in 2017. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

Virginia’s politics has been plunged into disarray after a third member of the Democratic state leadership became embroiled in a deepening set of scan(...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren is due to formally launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

US senator Elizabeth Warren, days from formally launching her 2020 presidential campaign, has faced criticism for claiming she was Native American in (...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam (centre) celebrates with lieutenant governor-elect Justin Fairfax and attorney general Mark Herring at Mr Northam’s election night rally in Fairfax, Virginia, in November 2017. All three men are fighting for their political lives. Photograph:  Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters

The political crisis in Virginia deepened on Wednesday when the attorney general admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s at a college party, becomi(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and House speaker Nancy Pelosi flank Donald Trump as the US president delivers his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump appealed to Congress to end “decades of political stalemate” as he made a call for unity in his annual State of the Union ad(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/ pool /AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump appealed to Congress to end “decades of political stalemate” as he made a call for unity in his annual State of the Union ad(...)

Virginia governor  Ralph Northam with  his wife, Pamela, at a news conference in the Governor’s Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond on Saturday. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

Virginia governor Ralph Northam was on Sunday resisting calls to resign despite widespread outcry after racist photographs surfaced from his student d(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York: New York State  has millions of baptised Catholics, but the faithful are accustomed to tuning out messages from their bishops. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week – since imitated, to m(...)

 Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is ‘deeply sorry.’ Photograph: Getty

Virginia governor Ralph Northam on Saturday resisted mounting pressure from his Democratic party that he resign, denying that he appeared in a racist (...)

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